Real Madrid have sealed an agreement to sign young Marco Asensio, a talented 18-year-old midfielder from Mallorca.
The deal was revealed by the player’s agent Horacio Gaggioli, and it only took a few minutes for Barcelona fans to start harassing Asensio through social networks.
The youngster confirmed last week both Spanish giants had shown an interest in signing him, and the Azulgrana fans were upset about the player’s choice.
“You’re easily bought,” a Twitter user told him. “We don’t want subnormal people like you,” another Barcelona supporter posted.
These people became even angrier when they learnt Asensio had been a Barcelona supporter in his childhood. The player posted a few messages on Twitter back in 2011 celebrating Barcelona’s victory in the Champions League.
Azulgrana fans started retweeting those messages and insulting Asensio, so the player ended up deleting those tweets.
Asensio is not the first wonderkid signed by Los Blancos who used to support Barcelona as a child. Isco also confessed years ago he liked the Azulgranas, but he has ended up succeeding at the Santiago Bernabeu and becoming a big Madridista.
More recently, Atletico Madrid signed Mexican striker Raul Jimenez, who was well known for his love for Real Madrid, as he would tweet some support message every time Los Blancos had an important match. He also deleted those tweets when he signed for Atletico and some Colchoneros fans criticized him.